In 1976 the statistician George Box mentioned that all models are wrong, but some are useful. He was right. When we try limit our understanding about the world and express it in the mathematical terms, almost always we would be able to find exceptions. …


This is the portrait of Fedor Dostoevsky who suffered from epilepsy. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fyodor_Dostoevsky

Finally, we have submitted our paper to the journal after 3 years of hard work. It was a long journey with ups and downs, so now it is a good occasion to share the main points of our research.

Epilepsy is very common neurological disorder, it affects nearly 1% of…


https://link.springer.com/article/10.3758/s13414-019-01760-1

We recently prepared the manuscript for bioarxiv and submitted to the journal. It took almost 3 years for the whole team to make this work. Here is a little summary of what we found with the intro. So, I decided to practice my sci comm skills.

According to Carl Sagan…


Finally, our article on human and mouse neurons has been published! The picture above shows the neurons of a human and a mouse. Human and mouse neurons are similar overall, but they also have substantial differences. For example, human neurons are bigger and have more branches. Comparing human and mouse…


Finally, the article I began working on at the University of Washington has come out. This work began as a side project, but it ultimately led to journal publication. As often happens, you never know for sure which project will work.

To give you an overview of this work, I…


Image source: Parvizi lab

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxQsRpH8frU&feature=youtu.be

Recently I have started doing epilepsy research again due to my job, yet I did not know that studying the disease could tell us a lot about our brains. Recently in our institute there was a talk by Josef Parvizi from Stanford. He was talking about mapping of brain…


Zebra Finches. Image credit: Jim Bendon / Flickr (CCBY)

We all know it takes a while to study the foreign language, but how does it happen? How come that the meaningless mumbling starts making sense? We are not born with the ability to understand an arbitrary language, but are able to learn it from the other humans. Using self-introspection…


Live updates from #SfN16

Hello world!

I just arrived to San Diego for Society for Neuroscience conference 2016. For the sake of brevity I will call it #SfN16. I will be writing coverage for the topics I find exciting at this conference.

I am a post-doc working at University of Washington in Seattle. At #SfN16 I will present my research as a computational neuroscientist about development of neural network aiming to explain seizure mechanisms. We developed the realistic model capable partially explain the initiation of seizures recorded in slices of the human brain. More information about my research be found here or check out my poster, 16 November M10.

Any views expressed in this blog are my own and not necessarily those of PLOS or my University.

https://www.shellandco.net/javascript-abstract-visualization-biological-neural-network/

Anatoly Buchin

Scientist at Cajal Neuro, eternal learner https://www.linkedin.com/in/anatoly-buchin-a164895b/

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